Wednesday, October 20, 2010
I'm Cleaning Up My Act...
First, he does not work from a roughed out figure, but a simple square block. Second, he works very clean. He starts out with the ball on santa's cap and then to the cap. He pretty much finishes the cap and doesn't have to come back to it. This was for me a revelation and made me conscious of keeping each section I carved as free of "fuzzies" as possible as I progress through the carving.
It's not just about carving the one santa. I was able to take Tom's lesson and apply it to other carvings. That's a good lesson.
[photo is of the first santa I carved using Tom's lesson]